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Faculty of Classics

 

Biography

Elisabeth’s PhD examines the reinterpretation of Classical Greek political history in the Late Republic and Early Principate, with a particular focus on the manner in which the Romans utilised Greek exempla. She came to Cambridge in 2019 after completing her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Her Honours thesis explored the parallels between the Athenian Amnesty of 403BC and the amnesty Cicero negotiated after the assassination of Caesar in 44BC. Her Masters thesis investigated the extent to which Cornelius Nepos' portrayal of tyranny in Foreign Generals reflects his concerns about the so-called Second Triumvirate.

Other Academic Interests

Elisabeth's broader research interests include ancient biography, political theory, the history of memory, and Greek and Roman law.  

Research Supervision

Elisabeth supervises undergraduate students in the Faculty of Classics for Part II (Ancient History). 

Supervisor: Professor Mary Beard
College: Corpus Christi
Thesis Title (Preliminary): Lead by Example: the Significance of Classical Greek Exempla in the Late Republic and Early Principate
 Elisabeth  Slingsby
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Latest news

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

24 February 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.